Media Watch – Sept 25 (am)

By on 25/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Huge national and international coverage of the Staffordshire Hoard with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to the fore (BBC TV and radio, ITN, Sky News, C4 News, CNN International, The Times, Sun, Independent, Guardian, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Birmingham Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Vancouver Sun, Daily Record, Belfast Telegraph, Irish Post, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Fort Worth Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, USA Today,Australian News, Las Vegas Sun, Buffalo News, Manchester Evening News, Yorkshire Post, Evening Chronicle, Scotsman.

Staffordshire Hoard Round-up

Council vows to hear views on £58m pool (Birmingham Post) A large public meeting will be held to discuss plans for Birmingham’s new £58million Olympic-size swimming pool, council bosses have pledged.

The Birmingham High Street (Ed Doolan – Radio WM) Cllr Neville Summerfield explaining how Birmingham City Council is taking steps to support independent retailers.

Play ‘hardball’ with media, says PR ace (Community Care) A public relations consultant hired by Birmingham City Council to turn around perceptions of social work has emphasised the importance of playing ‘hardball’ in councils’ dealings with the media.

A new concept for the young at heart (Birmingham Post) A new five-star retirement concept is being launched in Birmingham for those over 55s who are still young at heart. Leader of the Council Mike Whitby quoted.

Regional Headlines

My guarantee: No job losses at JLR (Birmingham Post) The boss of Jaguar Land Rover last night pledged that no jobs would be lost by the closure of one of its Midlands plants as the wheels were set in motion to potentially end a century of volume car production in Birmingham.

Jaguar to shut one Midlands plant 
Jaguar Land Rover has said it will close one of its West Midlands plants by the middle of the next decade. The firm is considering the closure of either its Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham or its factory in Solihull.

Call to gay victims of violence 
A woman who was regularly assaulted by her same-sex partner has backed a campaign calling for gay people to report domestic violence. Angela Gilraine, from Birmingham, said her ex-partner beat her with sticks and criticised her in public.

Crash cyclist had been shopping 
A 15-year-old cyclist who died after being struck by a double-decker bus was on a shopping trip with his family when it happened, police said.

National Headlines

Expense mole ‘fury over Army kit’ 
The expenses scandal began because the mole who caused the leak was angry about inadequate equipment for the armed forces, the Daily Telegraph said.

PM urges co-operation at the G20 
Nations must co-operate to boost their economies or face the prospect of long-term slow economic growth, Gordon Brown has warned at the G20 summit.

Get tough with Iran, Brown urges 
Gordon Brown has called for the UN to consider “far tougher” sanctions on Iran and North Korea if they pursue nuclear weapons programmes.

Baroness’s housekeeper arrested 
A housekeeper who worked illegally for Attorney General Baroness Scotland has been arrested, police have said.

Shorten MPs’ summer, says Speaker 
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said MPs should give up their 12-week summer holidays and return to parliament in September.

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